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Wipro Infotech to invest Rs 200 cr in data centres

With the aim of playing a bigger role in the Indian market, information technology major Wipro [Get Quote] Infotech is investing Rs 200 crore (Rs 2 billion) to set up its own data centres in India.

Wipro Infotech, the India and West Asian IT business of Wipro, aims to use its data centre platform to offer a host of services, including cloud computing and software as a service on a pay-per-use model, Anand Sankaran, senior vice-president told Business Standard.

The company has already announced opening of one enterprise data centre in Mysore. Built over 4,000 sq ft in the first phase, it has already been sold out.

The company is in the process of setting up data centres in Greater Noida and Pune. At Greater Noida, the plan is to have a data centre of 14,000 sq ft, of which 4,000 sq ft will be ready for commissioning by next month. The company is yet to decide the location in Pune.

"Wipro has been addressing the IT needs of customers for over two decades now, and we are now launching the Wipro Enterprise Data Centre to complete our portfolio of offerings.

"Enterprise customers today are seeking services beyond simple hosting and co-location. This will position us uniquely to cater to the lifecycle needs of enterprises as a single face," said Sankaran.